Do You Know These Not-So-Common Words?

“Spelling.” Most people can spell the word properly, and it’s meaning is “the way a word is written.” In a perfect world, we’d all have perfect “spelling”, however sometimes our minds get a little jumbled when we think about certain words, to the point where we trick ourselves into believing a different “way a word is written” was correct all along. You’ll find many people reminiscing and assuring themselves of their spelling, only to realize at some point along the way things got lost in translation.

Do you have a solid grasp of these no-so-common words that people misspell? We have a quiz for you! Ready? Set? Go!

A period of 1,000 years:
millennium
millenium
milennium
A cocktail made of rum, lime juice and sugar:
daiquiri
dacquiri
daquiri
To recall the past:
reminise
reminisce
reminice
To accept, comply or submit tacitly or passively:
acquiess
aquiesce
acquiesce
A tropical plant that has red or purple flowers:
bouganvillea
bougainvillea
bouganvilla
A flower or bouquet worn in a buttonhole:
boutoniere
boutinere
boutonniere
The buttocks:
derierre
derriere
deriair
A difference between two opposite things:
dichotomy
dicotomy
dychotomy
An officer in the Army, Navy or Air Force with a fairly low rank:
lietenant
liutenant
lieutenant
A bright reddish-purple color:
fuchsia
fuschia
fushia
Producing light when electricity flows through a tube that is filled with a type of gas:
flourescent
fluorescent
florescent
An expression used to give praise, joy or thanks:
hallaluja
hallelujah
hallalujah
Foods served in small portions before the main part of a meal:
hors d'oeuvres
hors d'ouvres
hors d'eouvres
A person who likes and knows a lot about a subject:
afficionado
aficionado
aficionnado
The creation of words that imitate natural sounds:
onomatopoeia
onomatopeia
onomatopia
A large ape with very long arms and reddish-brown hair:
orangutan
orangutang
urangutan
To make a judgment about something:
gauge
guage
gage
Not moving; staying in one place or position:
stationary
stationery
stationarie
A plant with large red, pink or white leaves:
poinsetta
poinsettia
pointsetta
A mixture of dried flower petals, leaves and spices used to make a room smell pleasant:
popouri
popourri
potpourri
A place where people agree to meet at a particular time:
rendevous
rendezvous
randezvous
Military activity in which soldiers, aircraft, etc. are sent to find information on the enemy:
reconnaissance
reconasence
reconnassance
All of the songs that a performer or group of performers knows and can perform:
repetoire
repertoire
repartoire
An officer of low rank in the army or marines:
sergeant
sargent
sargeant
A person whose job is to take care of sheep:
shepard
shepherd
sheperd
A person who helps organizations or groups to work together:
liason
laison
liaison
A person whose job is to drive people around in a car:
chauffeur
chauffuer
chouffeur
A large flying animal that lived when dinosaurs were alive:
pterodactyl
teridactyl
terradactal
To make or have room for:
accomodate
accommodate
acommodate

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